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Ears

Ears are body parts which gather sounds for the brain to interprets them as sounds. Learn more about its parts, how it functions, related conditions and tips to care about them.

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Ear wax

Ear wax (cerumen) is produced by tiny glands in the ear canal and helps keep the ears clean. The wax is not harmful, but if it builds up, it can cause problems.

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Grommets

Grommets are tubes inserted into the eardrum after repeated ear infections or ‘glue ear’. Learn when grommets are used and how to care for a child with grommets.

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Surgery for cholesteatoma

A cholesteatoma can damage your ear and cause serious complications. Surgery is the only way you can be cured.

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Myringoplasty (child)

A perforated eardrum is a common problem. A myringoplasty can prevent infections and sometimes improve your child's hearing.

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Myringoplasty

A perforated eardrum is a common problem. A myringoplasty can prevent infections and sometimes improve your hearing.

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Stapedectomy

Otosclerosis can cause the stapes bone to lock in place, causing conductive hearing loss. A stapedectomy can improve your hearing without the need for a hearing aid.

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Glue ear

Glue ear is a condition where the liquid inside your middle ear gets trapped and becomes thick. Learn more about its causes, symptoms and treatment.

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Swimmer's ear (otitis externa)

Swimmer's ear is an inflammation or infection of the outer ear canal. There are several things you can do to prevent it.

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Ear disorders

Ear conditions may be caused by problems in the ear, the neck, sinuses or head. Babies and children are more vulnerable to ear infection. Learn more here.

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Objects in the ear

Trusted information about objects in the ear, and tips on looking after yourself can be found on this page.

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